Stunning location - very disappointing food and service. Went for breakfast on Sunday - all our coffee / teas were cold, as were our meals. Very disappointing.
We have had lovely experiences during the winter months at Die Damhuis, but sadly lunch in summer did not hit the spot. I understand that fish have bones and mussels have beards, but plastic in calamari is a new one. My hastily prepared meal contained about a dozen pieces of hard plastic, which makes me wonder where else they are taking shortcuts. Really disappointing.
I felt most unwelcome here – I had to move tables three times. I was served old bread and charged extra for it. There is nothing traditional about the place, and I am never going back.
It has become a weekly tradition for us to take a ride out of Cape Town to visit the beautiful out lying areas as well as sample some of the amazing culinary delights on offer. This weekend however was a huge disappointment for us. We ordered fish, and expecting it do be lovely and fresh since we were in Melkbos, what arrived was nothing of the sort. The sole was so wet, it had obviously been frozen for too long and not cooked properly. On top of that, their secret spice was Aromat. So I ingested a tablespoon of MSG in the first bite. The Kingklip on the other hand was such a measly portion that we sent it back immediately and requested another sole instead. The sole arrived and honestly looked liked it had fallen onto the floor before being plated. So unimpressive. By then we had lost our appetites and just wanted to leave. Not once did a manager come and apologise and instead everyone just avoided our table. Definitely an afternoon wasted with poor service and even worse food.